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  • Fact check US: Would Joe Biden's energy plan cause the loss of 10.3 million jobs in the oil and gas industry?
    October 28, 2020
    On August 31, the Trump campaign blog claimed that Joe Biden’s clean-energy plan would cause the loss of 10.3 million jobs related to the oil and gas industry – that is, 6.5% of all US jobs in 2019. While fracking helped the United States become the world’s leading crude-oil producer last year, that figure is still exceedingly high.
  • Researchers, set an example: fly less
    February 14, 2019
    The world is warming and ecosystems are dying. To avoid disastrous climatic change, massive reductions in CO2 emissions are required in all sectors, reaching net-zero globally no later than 2050. This requires an unprecedented and rapid change in our ways of life.
  • A newly discovered prime number makes its debut
    January 30, 2018
    It’s an excellent opportunity to take a small tour through the wonderful world of prime numbers to see how this result was achieved and why it is so interesting.
  • Three things could happen to Lebanon as Syrian refugees rush in — two are worrisome
    May 31, 2017
    Syria’s humanitarian crisis is the greatest yet seen in the 21st century. Over the country’s seven-year civil war, almost half the population has fled: 6.6 million city dwellers have moved to the countryside and 4.9 million citizens have crossed borders, mainly into neighbouring countries.